If it is for gaming you have gone overboard on the CPU and the MOBO, you could save tons of money there, I would stick it into the PSU cause Apevia is not known to be a quality brand. Also 2133mhz RAM is not going to provide much improvement in gaming and is quite expensive.
Also, have I gone overboard with the overclocking capabilities? I am not really looking to overclock and am trying to instead make a good base rig.
You did go big on your setup. If you don't want to overclock you should bring your build cost down considerably.
You don't need to spend a lot of money to get performance. This is a lesson many people never learn. They buy
a i7/Sabertooth/680 and they barely even game or edit photos. Point is, spending money will not give you the best
build. You should put money into what you see = the monitor.
Just a suggestion: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Newegg for the next 24 hrs: Corsair TX 750 watt $59.99 With Promo Code: EMCYTZT2832
Wow thats a great price, I was hoping more for a modular power supply and I am sticking with Corsair instead of that silly power supply I mentioned before. Would this be the better power supply to get regardless of it not being modular? Thanks
Think it's $69.99 after $20 MIR but still a great deal. Non-modular is a pain in the arse but the 400R (if you choose that) has routing holes. After the initial install, it's not a big deal. Just feed ALL the cables thru the hole, run the ones you need back out closest to what they connect to, and zip tie the others hidden behind the mobo.
Here you go. Depending on how much you want to overclock, you could go with the 212 EVO cooler for moderate OC. The 670 OC is a better choice on GPU as it can reach similar specs of the 680 for much less. The case is really up to you, I just like the 300R.